I had this shot rejected for "motiv, blurry, centered, grainy":
Well the aircraft maybe soft, and the wheel maybe a bit blurry going down with free-fall acceleration, and the grain - OK, that could be fixed...
My inquiry concerns mainly the 'motiv' and 'centered' reasons.
This shot has captured Kent Pietsch's act in development - first he looses an aileron, then a wheel... My question is - does such an action shot stand no chance here?
As for the 'centered' part - well, the aircraft does seem to be centered perfectly, albeit part of it is separated from the fuselage by a few feet . Of course, I could center the image leaving the wheel out, but then the whole point would be lost...
This shot is not perfect technically, but I thought the distance could be taken into consideration.
I didn't appeal the shot considering the massive rejection reasons. Besides, more often than not, when appealing, you write a long letter to the Head Screener, but then receive exactly the same rejection with no comment at all. You get an impression that you appealed to a robot; I know it is not the case, and the Head Screeners still read our comments, they just don't have the time to answer each one. And I would like some feedback.
Anyway, any thoughts? Should I give up on it?